why arteries are deeply placed?????????

Asked by  | 16th May, 2008, 03:31: PM

Expert Answer:

Arteries work under high pressure, since they have to bring blood to organs and limbs.

They are placed deep in the body so that in case of a wound or injury, the arteries are not cut. Otherwise large amount of blood will be lost, especially the blood carrying large amounts of oxygen.

In case of a superficial wound, the blood that is lost is at low pressure, from the veins. 

Answered by  | 23rd May, 2008, 10:47: AM

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